Isanti Dogwood

Isanti Dogwood


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Dwarf Red-Stemmed Isanti Dogwood Year-Round Appeal

  • Bright Red Stem Color for Incredible Winter Interest
  • White Flowers in Early Spring are Beloved by Beneficial Pollinators
  • Bold Red Fall Color
  • White Berries are Relished by Songbirds
  • Stays More Compact Than Other Varieties
  • Extremely Cold Hardy
  • Very Adaptable to a Wide Range of Soils
  • Can Tolerate Swampy or Boggy Conditions with Moist Soils
  • Controls Erosion on Slopes or Stream Banks
  • Grows in Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Deer Don’t Prefer the Taste

Looking for a standout multi-stemmed deciduous shrub to naturalize, or use as a property line screen? With a plethora of ornamental features, Isanti Dogwood (Cornus sericea ‘Isanti’) delivers year-round appeal.

You’ll enjoy lively red bare stems all winter long. Grow your own bright to have plenty of cut material for gorgeous seasonal outdoor containers.

Even when not showing off its winter brilliance, Isanti Dogwood knows how to shine. This shrub has several admirable features throughout the growing season, too.

A single specimen Isanti Dogwood will turn heads. Several of them—planted in a hedge or mass planting—grow into a total show-stopper!

Petite, white flowers form in clusters on Isanti in spring. You’ll see butterflies galore, and the blooms keep coming on the new wood into summer.

All summer, enjoy attractive four-inch, dark green leaves. Isanti Dogwood is dense and well-branched, and the foliage remains lush all the way to the ground.

Enjoy an excellent display of fall color. As the nights get longer, the large leaves burnish into a deep red.

Birds come to visit and take the ornamental fall fruit, as well. Spring flowers develop into showy white drupes that have a slight blue overcast.

Isanti Dogwood is a fast-growing, multi-stemmed shrub. It stays more compact than other varieties.

It’s tolerant of a variety of soils, and doesn’t mind boggy conditions that stay moist. Go ahead and use them throughout your landscape in either sun or partial shade.

Choose to let it grow into its natural shape, which is absolutely beautiful. However, if you want to keep it more manicured, it’s tolerant of pruning for shape.

Enjoy these generally hardy shrubs for decades. They’ll require little or no care from you.

This tough little shrub has it all. Flower and fruit, vibrant green summer foliage and bright fall color. You’ll even get amazing winter interest!

Isanti Dogwood commands attention year-round. Order from our expert growers today.

How to Use Isanti Dogwood in the Landscape

Place these shrubs in a high-profile area. You’ll want to showcase them during the long months of wintertime.

Grow a hedge along the back of your cutting garden. Run a hedge along the length of your driveway to catch blowing snow.

Create a solid screen by planting four feet apart on center. You’ll measure from the center of one to the center of the next.

Faced with a steep slope, or embankment down to a creek or stream? Line the sides with a mass planting of Isanti Dogwood.

Allow them to colonize freely and slowly naturalize into a wonderful garden feature. You’ll feed butterflies, beneficial pollinators, birds and your soul.

Use these to create “right-sized” privacy screens. Add a curved row of five behind your patio furniture or to hide your neighbor’s garbage cans.

Add a lot of curb appeal for very little effort. Remove sod and mulch a new kidney-bean shaped planting bed, then plant an informal grouping in the front lawn.

Include Ornamental Grasses and a few low-spreading evergreen shrubs. For a fun look, combine them with Yellow Twig Dogwood.

Get ready for the compliments come winter!

People absolutely crave these colorful plants, and no wonder. There is nothing as bracing as the sight of blood-red stems contrasting against a fresh layer of powder.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Plant in a sunny spot if you want to have the brightest red stems in wintertime. It will also perform in partial shade, if sun is at a premium on your property.

You’ll be thrilled with the performance, if your shrub is grown in organically rich, well-drained soil. However…this durable shrub is very adaptable to many conditions once it’s established in your soil. Then, it will tolerate soils that periodically stay wet and then dry out during summer.

While your plant is young, apply a medium amount of regular water for best results. Protect your investment during extended drought with supplemental water. Apply a three-inch layer of mulch over the root system to keep it nice and cool.

Do an annual pruning in fall or late winter. You can prune one-third of the thickest oldest stems at ground level. Use the trimmings in your seasonal containers!

Leave the vigorous, healthy, young stems for outstanding winter color.

Gain four-season appeal with Isanti Dogwood shrubs. Order yours from Nature Hills today!

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